Public Interest Alumni Network

Volunteer with the Public Interest Alumni Network!
Alumni volunteers serve as a resource for Law School students seeking public interest law opportunities.

There are currently three areas in which we would appreciate your involvement:

  • Being included in the Public Interest Alumni Directory. Current students may contact you via email.
  • Speaking with current students about public service through participation on a panel or at a student organization event. Through Faculty, Student Organizations, the Offices of Career Services, and the Dean of Students, the Law School sponsors a variety of public interest law programs throughout the year. These include skills programming that focuses on developing the skills necessary for successful career development; informational programming featuring speakers sharing their own career stories, challenges, and successes; and substantive law programming that highlights speeches, lectures, workshops and panel presentations on various topics relevant to a public interest law practice.
  • Hiring or hosting students in summer, school-year, or postgraduate positions within my organization. A member of Career Services will follow-up directly to start this discussion with you. Please note: The Law School provides both a Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship program and Public Interest Law Summer Funding Program. Through the summer funding program, the Law School provides a $5,000 award to any first- or second-year Chicago law student who chooses to work in a public interest law position during the summer. Learn more at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/publicinterest.

To sign up for the 2014-2015 academic year, please click here and submit the form by Monday, September 22, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Elmarakby, Development Associate, at melmarakby@uchicago.edu or (773) 834-4095.